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3000 street dogs fed in India for International Dog Day

27 Aug 2020

World Animal Welfare, an international charity for animal welfare, has given food to over 3000 street dogs in various sections of North Delhi, India.

The feeding drive was launched in June 2020, in cooperation with the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) Department of Veterinary Services

World Animal Protection works to ensure that vulnerable animals do not starve to death during this COVID-19 crisis and also urge local citizens to join the movement and help the neighborhood stray animals.

"We thank officials of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation for extending this feeding drive across all the wards in North Delhi and helping us in making the lives of stray animals better during this pandemic. This International Dog Day, I appeal to everyone to join the movement and start caring for dogs in your area," said Gajender K Sharma, Country Director, World Animal Protection, India.

Since 2004, International Dog Day has been celebrated for enjoying dogs and promoting their adoption.

Celebrate this occasion by adopting one homeless animal and provide it with a home.

You can also take time out from your daily schedule to add an activity such as helping in a shelter for dog rescue.

"We share a special relationship with dogs and provide them with food during this pandemic is the minimum that we can do to help them. Our feeding drive has had a significant impact on the valuable support of our volunteer network team and NDMC officials. We appreciate their contribution to making it possible. We urge everyone to come forward and support stray dogs," Nishant said.

World Animal Protection alerts people and provides knowledge about COVID-19 as well as the measures they should take to protect them.

In addition to the research in India, World Animal Protection conducts parallel feeding campaigns and helps thousands of abandoned dogs in Cambodia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Sierra Leone, and Kenya that experienced malnutrition, neglect, and safety threats during COVID-19.